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When Mac McClung announced his intention to transfer from Georgetown back in May, he did so by releasing a carefully-worded statement that all but ensured the NCAA would grant him a waiver to play immediately. On Friday, that waiver arrived. So now Texas Tech coach Chris Beard has another weapon — one who averaged 15.7 points per game last season for the Hoyas — to help his Red Raiders finish in the top half of the Big 12 and perhaps compete for what would be a second regular-season title in a three-year span. As a result, Texas Tech is up to No. 16 in Version 28.0 of the CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 And 1.

That equates to fourth in the Big 12.

As has been the case since Version 1.0 of the Top 25 And 1, Gonzaga remains No. 1 based on the idea that the Zags are returning four players who averaged at least 14 minutes per game for a team that finished 31-2 last season, and they're pairing them with a top-15 recruiting class highlighted by five-star guard Jalen Suggs. Oumar Ballo, a four-star center from the Class of 2019 who redshirted last season, is another quality addition who provides options in the frontcourt. So even though it would've been better if Filip Petrusev had withdrawn from the 2020 NBA Draft like teammates Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi, Mark Few remains in a position to guide Gonzaga to its first national title.

Would I listen to arguments for other teams?

Of course!

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It's reasonable for somebody else to have Baylor, Villanova, Virginia, Iowa, Illinois or Kansas No. 1 for various reasons. In other words, heading into this season, there will be no consensus top-ranked team. Which is fine. And fun. And why the road to the 2021 NCAA Tournament should be equal parts entertaining and unpredictable.

For the purposes of these rankings, I assume all traditional sit-out transfers will be forced to sit out until they receive a waiver to play immediately like McClung just received. Whenever rosters need to be adjusted, I'll adjust just like always — and the rankings could change. But, for now, this is the Top 25 And 1. And because people constantly ask about the schools that just missed the cut, I'm compelled to tell you that if this were the Top 35 And 1, the next 10 teams listed would be Florida State (27), Alabama (28), Florida (29), Louisville (30), Arkansas (31), Saint Louis (32), Oklahoma State (33), Stanford (34), Purdue (35) and Michigan (36).

Updated Top 25 And 1 rankings

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1 Gonzaga Gonzaga's roster took a hit when Filip Petrusev decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility to pursue a professional opportunity overseas. But the Zags are still loaded in the frontcourt and plenty talented enough to win the 2021 NCAA Tournament thanks in part to the return of Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi. Those two, plus sophomore Drew Timme, should serve as a nice nucleus for Gonzaga, which is also adding four top-100 prospects to the roster, most notably five-star guard Jalen Suggs and four-star center Oumar Ballo. So Mark Few has a chance to record at least 30 victories for the fifth consecutive season (provided there are enough games on the schedule). --2-0
2 Baylor The top three scorers from a Baylor team that spent multiple weeks ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll are returning - and that doesn't even include Mark Vital, a finalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. Jared Butler is expected to lead the way. The 6-3 guard averaged a team-high 16.0 points, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game as a sophomore. He's the main reason Scott Drew's Bears should be the preseason favorite in the Big 12 and a real contender for the national title. --2-0
3 Villanova Saddiq Bey's decision to remain in the NBA Draft hurts but was not an unexpected development considering he's a projected first-round pick. So the Wildcats are losing their best player - but the good news is that everybody else is back from a team that went 7-1 in its final eight games and shared the Big East title. What that suggests is that Jay Wright has a talented and experienced roster that's strong enough to give the future Hall of Fame coach a chance to grab what would be a third national championship in a six-year span. --3-1
4 Virginia Virginia is returning three starters from a team that closed the regular season with eight consecutive victories thanks to a defense that ranked first nationally in efficiency. Former Marquette standout Sam Hauser, who averaged 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds two seasons ago, will be eligible after sitting out the 2019-20 campaign. He'll make an immediate impact and have Tony Bennett in position to compete for what would be a second national championship in a three-year span. --2-1
5 Iowa Luka Garza's decision to withdraw from the NBA Draft makes him the obvious preseason national player of the year after a statistically incredible junior campaign. The other four players who started Iowa's last game last season are also returning. And don't forget: Jordan Bohannon is back after a redshirt season. So Fran McCaffery should have the best team he's ever had in 22 years as a Division I head coach. --2-0
6 Illinois Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn both withdrawing from the NBA Draft was a massive development for Illinois and the reason there are four Big Ten schools in the top 11 of the Top 25 And 1. Dosunmu/Cockburn could develop into the best top-two on any team in the country. So Brad Underwood should have the Illini in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013 - and a trip trip to the Final Four is a realistic goal. --3-0
7 Kansas Devon Dotson's decision to enter the NBA Draft after two seasons means the Jayhawks will be without the top two scorers from a team that would've been the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. That's not ideal. But the arrival of 5-star guard Bryce Thompson, combined with an experienced core of Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett, David McCormack and Christian Braun, should provide Bill Self with enough to compete for yet another Big 12 title. --2-1
8 Duke Vernon Carey, Tre Jones and Cassius Stanley all entered the NBA Draft. So the Blue Devils are losing their top three scorers, and four of the top six, from last season's team that finished tied for second in the ACC. Still, the return of Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore should give Mike Krzyzewski two experienced and reliable pieces to pair with a top-three recruiting class highlighted by five-star prospects Jalen Johnson, Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward and Mark Williams. So Coach K winning a sixth national title remains very much in the cards. --1-1
9 Creighton Ty-Shon Alexander's decision to enter the NBA Draft was an unfortunate development for Creighton considering the Bluejays' leading scorer is not a projected first-round pick. But Greg McDermott is still bringing back the other four starters from a team that was the top seed in the Big East Tournament. So Creighton has a chance to repeat as Big East champs and make the Final Four for the first time in school history. --2-0
10 Wisconsin Wisconsin got better after Kobe King quit the team in January, evidence being how the Badgers won eight straight games to close the regular season and shared the Big Ten crown with Maryland and Michigan State. The top five scorers from the final-game roster are returning - most notably Micah Potter, who averaged 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 52.8% from the field last season. He's among the reasons Greg Gard's Badgers will be positioned to secure back-to-back Big Ten titles. --3-0
11 Michigan St. Xavier Tillman deciding to remain in the NBA Draft was totally sensible but still a big blow to what Michigan State's roster could've looked like. It means the Spartans will be without the top two players from a team that shared last season's Big Ten title with Maryland and Wisconsin. Finding a suitable replacement at point guard for Cassius Winston won't be easy. But Tom Izzo still has enough to maybe make a run at what would be his ninth Final Four. --3-0
12 Tennessee Tennessee is adding five-star guards Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson to an experienced core featuring John Fulkerson, Yves Pons, Santiago Vescovi and Josiah-Jordan James. That's a strong roster - one that's likely to result in a nice bounce-back season for UT. It's why the Vols should be good enough to finish in the top two of the league for the third time in a four-year span, and perhaps great enough to win the fifth conference title of Rick Barnes' coaching career. --0-0
13 Kentucky The Wildcats are losing the top six scorers from a team that won the SEC by multiple games - most notably SEC Player of the Year Immanuel Quickley and projected first-round pick Tyrese Maxey. That's rough. But if any program is built to overcome these departures, it's the one that has enrolled the nation's top-ranked recruiting class featuring five-star guards Terrence Clarke, BJ Boston and Devin Askew. So UK will look very different, sure. But John Calipari still has the talent necessary to compete for what would be his seventh SEC regular-season title in 12 years in the league. --1-2
14 W. Virginia The Mountaineers lost six of their final nine games but still finished 10th at KenPom, which suggests they were better than their record. Now West Virginia is returning the top three players from last season's team - most notably Oscar Tshiebwe, who averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 55.2% from the field. So Bob Huggins will enter the season with an accomplished roster good enough to compete for a Big 12 title. --3-0
15 Houston Nate Hinton's decision to leave school early, combined with Fabian White's torn ACL, is a blow to Houston's rotation; it means the Cougars are now losing two of their top four scorers. But four of the top six are still returning - most notably Caleb Mills and former McDonald's All-American Quentin Grimes. So Kelvin Sampson's team should be strong again and in position to win the American Athletic Conference for what would be the third consecutive season. --3-0
16 Texas Tech Texas Tech lost its top two scorers early - namely one-and-done star Jahmi'us Ramsey and Davide Moretti, the latter of whom decided in late May to pursue opportunities overseas. But Chris Beard is still returning three of the top six scorers from a team that finished 21st at KenPom, and he's combining that nice nucleus with a top-15 recruiting class highlighted by four-star prospects Nimari Burnett and Micah Peavy (plus VCU grad-transfer Marcus Santos-Silva and Georgetown transfer Mac McClung). So Texas Tech should have a chance to finish in the top three of the Big 12 for the fourth consecutive season. 32-1
17 N. Carolina Roy Williams just endured what he called the toughest season of his coaching career - one that resulted in five more losses (19) than wins (14). It was a nightmare. But the 2020-21 season will be much better, even with the loss of Cole Anthony, thanks to the arrival of a top-three recruiting class featuring 5-star prospects Day'Ron Sharpe, Walker Kessler and Caleb Love. With Garrison Brooks, Armando Bacot, Anthony Harris and Leaky Black all returning, UNC should push Virginia and Duke at the top of the ACC. 13-0
18 Ohio St. Ohio State beat Duke for graduate-transfer Seth Towns, a 6-8 forward from Harvard who was the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2018. His arrival alone won't cancel out the departure of Kaleb Wesson - but it will help. Meantime, Duane Washington, CJ Walker and Kyle Young should provide Chris Holtmann with an experienced nucleus on a team that is returning five of the top nine scorers from a roster that finished No. 8 at KenPom last season. 12-0
19 Texas Texas is returning every meaningful player from a team that went 5-1 in its final six games and entered the Big 12 Tournament with a chance to make the NCAA Tournament - and adding five-star big Greg Brown to the roster. So this could be Shaka Smart's best team since leaving VCU for UT. Matt Coleman is one of five returning players who averaged at least 26.5 minutes, and 9.3 points, per game last season. 13-0
20 Oregon It's impossible to overstate what losing somebody like Payton Pritchard means to Oregon. He was fabulous and a worthy All-American last season. But two of the best three scorers from the Pac-12 champs are still returning - and Dana Altman has worked the transfer market successfully again. So it would be foolish to assume the Ducks will do anything but compete for another Pac-12 title. --0-0
21 Rutgers Rutgers is returning seven of the top eight scorers from a team that finished 28th at KenPom - most notably double-digit scorers Ron Harper Jr. and Geo Baker. Beyond that, the Scarlet Knights are adding a consensus top-50 prospect in Cliff Omoruyi. So winning at the RAC will once again be a difficult task for opponents because Steve Pikiell should have a team equipped to make the NCAA Tournament for what would be, under normal circumstances, the second straight season. --3-0
22 Memphis The late additions of Moussa Cisse, a five-star center talented enough to be the best rim protector in college basketball as a freshman, and Landers Nolley, an All-ACC player at Virginia Tech last season, were massive developments for Memphis. Cisse could make the Tigers even better defensively than they were last season when they ranked fifth nationally in defensive efficiency, and Nolley will add much-needed scoring. They'll join a roster highlighted by sophomores D.J. Jeffries, Boogie Ellis and Lester Quinones, all of whom are former top-60 prospects. So Penny Hardaway should have his alma mater in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. --1-2
23 UCLA The greatest in-season turnaround of the 2019-20 season belonged to UCLA, which went from 8-9 to 19-12 by going 11-3 in its final 14 games. It was incredible stuff from Mick Cronin and his staff. And now the top five scorers from that team are back - among them Chris Smith, who entered the NBA Draft but ultimately withdrew. So the Bruins should be contenders to win the Pac-12 in what will be Cronin's second season in Westwood. --1-1
24 Indiana The addition of five-star point guard Khristian Lander pushed Indiana's recruiting class into the top 20 and provided Archie Miller with the perfect compliment to an experienced roster. Justin Smith's decision to transfer stings a little. But the Hoosiers are still returning seven of the top nine scorers from a team that was projected to make the NCAA Tournament, and that should be enough to give Indiana a chance to compete at the top of the Big Ten standings. --2-1
25 Arizona St. Romello White's decision to transfer to Ole Miss caused Arizona State to lose its leading rebounder and one of three double-digit scorers who were expected to return from last season's team. That's tough. But five-star guard Josh Christopher joining a nucleus of Remy Martin and Alonzo Verge suggests Bobby Hurley might still have a chance to finish in the top three of the Pac-12 for what would be the third consecutive season. --2-1
26 LSU LSU was a big winner at the NCAA's deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the NBA Draft because Trendon Watford and Javonte Smart both withdrew and returned to campus. So now Will Wade is bringing back four of the top six scorers from a team that was projected to make the NCAA Tournament. And that - combined with a top-10 recruiting class highlighted by five-star guard Cameron Thomas - should provide the Tigers with a roster talented enough to finish in the top four of the SEC for the third consecutive season. --2-1

Updated Top 25 And 1 rosters

1. Gonzaga

Coach: Mark Few

2019-20 record: 31-2

Notable players definitely gone: Filip Petrusev, Killian Tillie, Ryan Woolridge, Admon Gilder
Notable players expected to return: Corey Kispert, Joel Ayayi, Drew Timme, Anton Watson, Pavel Zakharov, Martynas Arlauskas, Will Graves, Matthew Lang
Expected additions: Jalen Suggs, Julian Strawther, Dominick Harris, Oumar Ballo, Aaron Cook 

2. Baylor 

Coach: Scott Drew

2019-20 record: 26-4

Notable players definitely gone: Freddie Gillespie, Devonte Bandoo
Notable players expected to return: Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, Davion Mitchell, Mark Vital, Matthew Mayer, Tristan Clark, Flo Thamba
Expected additions: Dain Dainja, LJ Cryer, Zach Loveday, Adam Flagler, Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua

3. Villanova

Coach: Jay Wright

2019-20 record: 24-7

Notable players definitely gone: Saddiq Bey  
Notable players expected to return: Collin Gillespie, Justin Moore, Jermaine Samuels, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Cole Swider, Brandon Slater, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Bryan Antoine
Expected additions: Caleb Daniels, Eric Dixon  

4. Virginia

Coach: Tony Bennett

2019-20 record: 23-7

Notable players definitely gone: Mamadi Diakite, Braxton Key
Notable players expected to return: Kihei Clark, Jay Huff, Tomas Woldetensae, Casey Morsell, Kody Stattman, Francisco Caffaro, Justin McKoy
Expected additions: Sam Hauser, Jabri Abdur-Rahim, Reece Beekman, Carson McCorkle, Kadin Shedrick

5. Iowa

Coach: Fran McCaffery

2019-20 record: 20-11

Notable players definitely gone: Ryan Kriener, Bakari Evelyn, Cordell Pemsl
Notable players expected to return: Luka Garza, Joe Wieskamp, CJ Fredrick, Jordan Bohannon, Joe Toussaint, Connor McCaffery, Jack Nunge
Expected additions: Ahron Ulis, Tony Perkins, Josh Ogundele, Keegan Murray, Kris Murray

6. Illinois

Coach: Brad Underwood

2019-20 record: 21-10

Notable players definitely gone: Andres Feliz, Alan Griffin, Kipper Nichols  
Notable players expected to return: Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn, Trent Frazier, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Da'Monte Williams, Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk  
Expected additions: Adam Miller, Andre Curbelo, Coleman Hawkins, Brandon Lieb, Jacob Grandison, Austin Hutcherson

7. Kansas

Coach: Bill Self

2019-20 record: 28-3

Notable players definitely gone: Devon Dotson, Udoka Azubuike, Isaiah MossSilvio De Sousa
Notable players expected to return: Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett, David McCormack, Christian Braun, Tristan Enaruna, Mitch Lightfoot
Expected additions: Bryce Thompson, Tyon Grant-Foster, Gethro Muscadin, Latrell Jossell

8. Duke

Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

2019-20 record: 25-6

Notable players definitely gone: Vernon Carey, Tre Jones, Cassius Stanley, Alex O'Connell, Javin DeLaurier, Jack White
Notable players expected to return: Matthew Hurt, Wendell Moore, Joey Baker, Jordan Goldwire
Expected additions: Jalen Johnson, Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward, Mark Williams, Jaemyn Brakefield, Henry Coleman

9. Creighton

Coach: Greg McDermott

2019-20 record: 24-7

Notable players definitely gone: Ty-Shon Alexander, Kelvin Jones, Davion MintzJalen Windham
Notable players expected to return: Marcus Zegarowski, Denzel Mahoney, Mitch Ballock, Jacob Epperson, Damien Jefferson, Christian Bishop, Shareef Mitchell, Jett Canfield
Expected additions: Antwann Jones, Ryan Kalkbrenner

10. Wisconsin

Coach: Greg Gard

2019-20 record: 21-10

Notable players definitely gone: Brevin Pritzl
Notable players expected to return: Nate Reuvers, Micah Potter, Brad Davison, D'Mitrik Trice, Aleem Ford, Tyler Wahl, Trevor Anderson
Expected additions: Ben Carlson, Johnny Davis, Lorne Bowman, Steven Crowl, Jordan Davis

11. Michigan State

Coach: Tom Izzo

2019-20 record: 22-9

Notable players definitely gone: Xavier TillmanCassius Winston, Kyle Aherns
Notable players expected to return: Aaron HenryRocket WattsGabe BrownMalik Hall, Marcus Bingham, Thomas KithierFoster LoyerJulius Marble, Joshua Langford
Expected additions: Joey Hauser, Mady Sissoko, AJ Hoggard

12. Tennessee

Coach: Rick Barnes

2019-20 record: 17-14

Notable players definitely gone: Jordan Bowden, Jalen Johnson
Notable players expected to return: John Fulkerson, Yves Pons, Santiago Vescovi, Josiah-Jordan James, Olivier Nkamhoua, Uros Plavsic, Davonte Gaines
Expected additions: Jaden Springer, Keon Johnson, Corey Walker, Malachi Wideman, Victory Bailey, E.J. Anosike

13. Kentucky

Coach: John Calipari

2019-20 record: 25-6

Notable players definitely gone: Immanuel QuickleyNick Richards,Tyrese Maxey, Ashton HagansNate SestinaEJ MontgomeryJohnny Juzang
Notable players expected to return: Keion Brooks
Expected additions: Terrence Clarke, BJ Boston, Devin Askew, Isaiah Jackson, Lance Ware, Cam'Ron Fletcher, Davion Mintz, Olivier Sarr, Jacob Toppin  

14. West Virginia

Coach: Bob Huggins

2019-20 record: 21-10

Notable players definitely gone: Jermaine Haley, Chase Harler, Brandon Knapper, Logan Routt
Notable players expected to return: Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Miles McBride, Emmitt Matthews, Sean McNeil, Taz Sherman, Jordan McCabe, Gabe Osabuohien
Expected additions: Isaiah Cottrell, Taj Thweatt, Kedrian Johnson, Jalen Bridges

15. Houston

Coach: Kelvin Sampson

2019-20 record: 23-8

Notable players definitely gone: Nate HintonChris Harris, Fabian White
Notable players expected to return: Caleb MillsQuentin GrimesDeJon JarreauMarcus SasserJustin GorhamBrison Gresham, Cedrick Alley
Expected additions: Tramon Mark, Jamal Shead, Kiyron Powell, Cameron TysonJ'Wan Roberts

16. Texas Tech

Coach: Chris Beard

2019-20 record: 18-13

Notable players definitely gone: Jahmi'us RamseyDavide MorettiTJ HolyfieldChris Clarke, Russel Tchewa
Notable players expected to return: Kyler Edwards, Terrance Shannon, Kevin McCullarClarence NadolnyAvery Benson
Expected additions: Mac McClung, Marcus Santos-Silva, Jamarius Burton, Nimari Burnett, Micah Perry, Chibuzo Agbo, Joel Ntambwe, Vladislav Goldin

17. North Carolina

Coach: Roy Williams

2019-20 record: 14-19

Notable players definitely gone: Cole Anthony, Brandon Robinson, Christian Keeling, Justin Pierce, Jeremiah Francis
Notable players expected to return: Garrison Brooks, Armando Bacot, Anthony Harris, Leaky Black, Andrew Platek, K.J. Smith
Expected additions: Day'Ron Sharpe, Walker Kessler, Caleb Love, Puff Johnson, R.J. Davis, Kerwin Walton

18. Ohio State

Coach: Chris Holtmann

2019-20 record: 21-10

Notable players definitely gone: Kaleb WessonAndre Wesson, D.J. Carton, Luther Muhammad, Alonzo Gaffney
Notable players expected to return: Duane Washington, CJ Walker, Kyle Young, E.J. Liddell, Justin Ahrens
Expected additions: Seth Towns, Eugene Brown, Zed Key, Justice Sueing

19. Texas

Coach: Shaka Smart

2019-20 record: 19-12

Notable players definitely gone: N/A
Notable players expected to return: Matt Colemam, Andrew Jones, Courtney Ramey, Jericho Sims, Jase Febres, Gerald Liddell, Kai Jones, Donovan Williams, Kamaka Hepa, Royce Hamm, Will Baker, Brock Cunningham
Expected additions: Greg Brown

20. Oregon

Coach: Dana Altman

2019-20 record: 24-7

Notable players definitely gone: Payton Pritchard, Shakur Juiston, Anthony Mathis, Francis Okoro
Notable players expected to return: Chris Duarte, Will Richardson, N'Faly Dante, Addison Patterson, Chandler Lawson, C.J. Walker
Expected additions: Jalen Terry, Eric Williams, Eugene Omoruyi, Amauri Hardy  

21. Rutgers

Coach: Steve Pikiell

2019-20 record: 20-11

Notable players definitely gone: Akwasi Yeboah, Shaq Carter
Notable players expected to return: Ron Harper Jr., Geo Baker, Jacob Young, Myles Johnson, Montez Mathis, Caleb McConnell, Paul Mulcahy
Expected additions: Cliff Omoruyi, Mawot Mag, Dean Reiber, Oskar Palmquist  

22. Memphis

Coach: Penny Hardaway

2019-20 record: 21-10

Notable players definitely gone: Precious Achiuwa, Tyler Harris, Isaiah Maurice
Notable players expected to return: D.J. Jeffries, Lester Quinones, Boogie Ellis, Alex Lomax, Lance Thomas, Damion Baugh, Malcolm Dandridge, Jayden Hardaway
Expected additions: Landers Nolley, Moussa Cisse, Isaiah Stokes, Ahmad Rand, Conor Glennon

23. UCLA

Coach: Mick Cronin

2019-20 record: 19-12

Notable players definitely gone: Prince AliAlex Olesinski
Notable players expected to return: Chris SmithJalen Hill, Jaime Jaquez, Cody RileyTyger CampbellJules BernardJake KymanDavid Singleton
Expected additions: Jaylen Clark, Kenneth Nwuba, Johnny Juzang

24. Indiana

Coach: Archie Miller

2019-20 record: 20-12

Notable players definitely gone: Devonte Green, Justin Smith, Damezi Anderson, De'Ron Davis  
Notable players expected to return: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Al Durham, Rob Phinisee, Joey Brunk, Jerome Hunter, Armaan Franklin, Race Thompson  
Expected additions: Khristian Lander, Jordan Geronimo, Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway

25. Arizona State

Coach: Bobby Hurley

2019-20 record: 20-11

Notable players definitely gone: Rob EdwardsRomello WhiteMickey MitchellKhalid Thomas 
Notable players expected to return: Remy Martin, Alonzo Verge, Kimani LawrenceTaeshon CherryJaelen HouseJalen Graham
Expected additions: Joshua Christopher, Marcus Bagley

26. LSU

Coach: Will Wade

2019-20 record: 21-10

Notable players definitely gone: Skylar Mays, Emmitt Williams, Marlon Taylor, James Bishop, Marshall Graves, Courtese Cooper  
Notable players expected to return: Trendon Watford, Javonte Smart, Darius Days, Charles Manning, Aundre Hyatt
Expected additions: Cameron Thomas, Jalen Cook, Eric Gaines, Mwani Wilkinson, Shareef O'Neal, Josh LeBlanc